The best camping near Castle Crags State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Castle Crags State Park adventure.

The best camping near Castle Crags State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Castle Crags State Park adventure.

Camping near Castle Crags State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Castle Crags State Park adventure.

Granite spires and scenic trails await at Castle Crags State Park.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Castle Crags State Park

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Kosk Creek Campgrounds

25 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Big Bend, CA
We are a 400 acre ranch nestled in the mountains of Shasta County. There is a mile long creek that runs through the property. We have multiple hot spring pools ranging in various temperatures. Dry and overland campsites available. Activities: Boating, hiking, kayaking, 4x4, mountain bike, and fishing.
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Trailer Lane Campground

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Weed, CA
Conveniently located long I-5 just south of the CA/OR border, we have 15 acres that are a mix of conifer forest and a chaparral hilltop with spectacular views of Mount Shasta. Our small, friendly campground offers clean, comfortable bathrooms with (free!) hot showers and a coin-op laundry room. Community fire pit and BBQ area, too! Minutes from world-class fishing, hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing... all year long, it's an outdoorsmans paradise! Use us as your base camp for all your North State adventures! Did we mention we have goats & chickens to watch, feed & pet? Fruit trees & wild blackberries. Walking trails through the forest, and the most perfect hilltop spot to kick back in our comfy Adirondacks with a glass of wine to stargaze.
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Camp Stoney Meadows

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Big Bend, CA
Our 120 acres is adjacent to Shasta Trinity National Forest in the beautiful Cascade Range between Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta. It's a working ranch with tree farms, animals, hydroelectric power, sawmill, gardens, orchards, creeks, springs, trails, and our camp alongside Kosk Creek. We're 54 miles from Redding off of 299E, (about 1-1/2 hour drive). DO NOT TAKE ROAD 11 FROM THE NORTH, IT IS CLOSED! The last mile or so of the road here can be pretty rough, but on arrival, you'll know it's worth the trip! No Cell phone service available here, so it's the perfect opportunity to unplug. We do have a land line up at the house in case of an emergency. Also, if you really need it, WiFi is available at the house.
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Juniper Spur Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Weed, CA
Welcome to Juniper Spur Ranch! Directions: GPS Juniper Valley Spur....this is a short culdesac road with a road sign at the entrance off Juniper Valley Drive. There is a green pipe rail gate at the end. This gate has a combination lock. You will receive the current combination code 2 days before your arrival. If you are turning onto a dirt road without a sign....you are on the wrong road. Juniper Valley Spur is my short culdesac road with a green pipe rail gate at the end. We have 3 RV sites available for campers to book. Please note that we do not have RV hookups for any of the sites. You will be parking on loose gravel and the sites are flat. We can accommodate most RVs/trailers, if you are uncertain about the size just send me a message. There is a portapotty in the hay barn cleaned regularly and a water spigot for non-potable water uses or for a quick outdoor shower with a handheld spritzer. It is not enclosed so you will need to be discreet. Pets are allowed at campsites #2 and #3 only. These campsites are farthest from the horses and dogs. Please keep dogs on leash at all times. Our property offers a beautiful view of Mount Shasta. Nature lovers, extreme sports enthusiasts, family vacationers and retirees, can all enjoy the vast recreational opportunities this area has to offer. Lake Siskiyou is about 20 miles south and offers a wonderful 7-mile hiking trail around the entire lake. Bring your horses too. I have a couple of electric-fenced paddocks for visitors.
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Juniper Valley Campsites

2 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Weed, CA
 
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Alpaca on the Rocks

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Weed, CA
Our ranch, Alpaca on the Rocks, is 5 acres, located near the small town of Weed in northernmost California. We have 10 alpaca along with mini-donkeys and horses, a mini-mule, assorted cats and dogs, Icelandic sheep, and Kune Kune pigs. This is quite a place: There are the sounds - the odd mutterings of the alpaca, the constant hooting of doves, the off and on braying of donkeys. There are the sights of the country life that surrounds us, the cattle and sheep of the ranch behind us, and the horses grazing in the meadow across the road. And a final and impossible to miss addition to the sights and sounds for you to take home - the solitary 14,179 foot Mount Shasta presiding calmly over its domain.
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Shasta Gardens

5 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Mount Shasta, CA
Nestled in the heart of Mt Shasta, walking distance from downtown Mt Shasta and only one block away from health food store. Pet and cannabis friendly. Outdoor bathrooms are available with many spaces available for 360* views of of our local mountains. Guests will receive additional 10% off from Elevate Shasta dispensary next door. Enjoy the best drinking waters.we are located close to the train railroad and can exiting and loud for some, if you are sensitive to horns please bring a ear plugs or it can be purchased here if needed.
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Cozy Creek Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Mount Shasta, CA
I have been connected to this land for over 30 years. It has a very sweet vibe, quiet and tranquil. Sitting by the creek is one of the most restful activities you can imagine. I call it the SOUNDSCAPE OASIS. I am a musician and sound healer and can offer private or group sessions upon request. I look forward to meeting you. (If you have a large RV, please reserve site 2. Thank you.) Learn more about this land: Park your van or pitch your tent next to the creek in the forest with a picnic table and access to a toilet. This is a quiet area, 4,000 feet elevation, located 15 minutes north from the town of Mt. Shasta. A short drive away is beautiful Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake. Take a journey up the mountain and enjoy gorgeous hiking trails with stunning views. You can also book a private quantum sound healing journey with BODHI. Working many years as a musician and sound healer, he creates a unique, mystical and magical experience.
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Muladhara Vector Camp Mount Shasta

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Montague, CA
Welcome to our Hipcamp location in Siskiyou County, situated at the foot of the majestic Mount Shasta. The best view of Mount Shasta (Root Chakra) in the County is included in your stay. We are a fun-loving group of outdoor enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing our love for adventure with our guests. As a professional guide since 1986, our host is an expert in white water rafting, with lots of experience in Class 5 rapids. If you're up for a thrilling adventure, ask your Host “ What’s up with the heart-racing rafting rou After a day of outdoor activities, we like to unwind by socializing with our guests. We BBQ and drink really good local beer while competing on our in-house (our rules, LOL) volleyball and horseshoe courts. Our location boasts a state-of-the-art auto shop, equipped to help anyone traveling with any mechanical issues (Even if you are not a booked guest). We also offer a variety of workshops to teach our guests various skills such as building a small cabin or a 10,000 sq. ft. custom handcrafted log home. We'll teach you how to use a scribing tool to fit logs together, make log furniture, and grow food. We even have raised bed designs with high tunnels for year-round gardening, and we teach cloning methods for healthier plants, composting, and making custom soil designed to your specific needs. If you're interested in Permaculture, Hugelkultur, or Aquaponics, we've got you covered. We are certified. We'll teach you everything you need to know about properly using chainsaws (non-operating), including instruction on using an Alaskan Mill, maintenance and repair, wood splitting, and stacking. For those interested in firearms (without ammunition) or crossbows, we'll teach you cleaning, maintenance, and safety. If you have no clue about mechanics, “You should” out there doing all this traveling. We even offer a workshop on small engines to big engines maintenance and repair, as well as the use of diagnostics and the necessary tools. For those who want to take things to the next level, we offer a 1-hour crash course on the maintenance, safety, and operation of a Bobcat E45 excavator. Friday night is movie night at our outdoor projection screen Our location is surrounded by breathtaking outdoor scenery, including a variety of rivers, lakes, and museums. We are proud of the Native history in the area. Be aware of Lemurians and Bigfoot. Whether you want to hike, fish, or explore the local museums, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Come join us at our Hipcamp location for an unforgettable outdoor adventure!
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Maren G.’s Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Bella Vista, CA
Beautiful 8 acres on a private pond that is fully stocked with large and small mouth bass, blue gill, carp and catfish. Different spots to choose from with different privacy levels and access to power and water at some camp spots. 10 minutes to Shasta Lake, 20 mins to Whiskeytown Lake, shooting range and dirt bike trails within 20 minutes. Right off the highway (heads up, you can hear the road from camp) so it's easy to find and quick access to Redding, 7 minutes away.
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Trinity River FlyCamp

4 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Lewiston, CA
FlyCamp is Trinty River front property surrounded by BLM land and Salmon spawning pond, adjacent to a federally maintained drift boat launch and bathroom. This stretch of river is classified as Wild and Scenic and is legendary for its salmon, steelhead and Brown Trout fishing by drift boat starting from the Old Bridge in Lewiston or from the property ending at the Steel Bridge take out, or wading the more than 2 mile of river front. The natural beauty of the Trinity River has been one of the most popular sights for visitors to the north coast. Scenic Highway 299 makes easy access to many points of interest. Rafts, canoes and kayaks frequent the rapids in the springtime, and tubers enjoy summertime flows.
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Roca Ranch Camp

1 site · RV10 acres · Weed, CA
Welcome to Roca Ranch Camp. This camp is ideal for those that want to be off the beaten path ... on the road less traveled yet conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Mt Shasta and 5 minutes to Weed. The Camp is on 10 pristine acres in the Hammond Ranch area with a beautiful view of Mt Shasta to the East. 25' RVs with tow car OK, Sprinter Vans/ Class C with tow car OK/Class B/ Trailer 25' with tow OK. If you have a car in tow please go to the top of the driveway at the loop and remove the car in tow before entering the driveway to the Hip Camp. If you are a bit longer just text us and we can see if it can work. All campers must be self contained with holding tanks. NO TENT CAMPING. This camp is for SELF CONTAINED RVs. If you arrive without your own toilet you will be asked to leave. Doggies are allowed and should be leased for the safety of wildlife. All pets must sleep in your RV. There are many critters out at night! There is a 20 AMP electric hook up to power. YOU CAN NOT RUN AN AIR CONDITIONER...AC.... ON A 20 AMP CONNECTION. You can use your own generator system to run AC for your trailer, motorhome or van. Generators hours are 8AM to 9PM. please be respectful of our quiet space and only run generators when necessary. The camp is by a beautiful Zinnia garden which blooms in the summer and a small orchard which is all fenced in. The property is wooded and has a view of Mt Shasta from the camp. The camp has a picnic table, two outdoor chairs, WE ARE UNDER CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS AT THIS TIME. NO CAMPFIRES WILL BE ALLOWED. Please ask upon your arrival if restrictions have been lifted. There is a cool soaking tub available to beat the heat during the summer months! After confirmation of your reservation we will contact you with local information on places to see as you explore the area and our favorite places to shop and eat out. There are several walks right from the Camp to a beautiful pond and hill walks for panoramic views. All dirt roads... so great mountain bike exploring! You will be surrounded by beautiful large Ponderosa Pines, wild flowers and White Fir trees. There is open sky for star gazing and no lights to obstruct your sky views. This is a very quiet area that is visited by deer, bears, many species of birds, eagles, owls, rabbits, fox, hawks and more. Happy Camping!!!
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The best camping near Castle Crags State Park guide

Overview

About

These sky-scraping spires huddle together and create the gargantuan rampart that is the centerpiece of this park. 

Of course, when you have this much quality rock, you’re bound to attract some climbers. Located just south of Dunsmuir, this crag is a welcome stop if you’re heading up or down I-5. Most of the climbing here is trad, although there are some sport routes at the Pin Cushion Wall. Be prepared for a long approach. It’s 1.5 hours from the car and all uphill.

The hiking here is tough and very steep but oh so worth it. We recommend the Castle Dome Trail. The first two-thirds are pretty unremarkable but once you hit the granite it all pays off. This trail is the easiest way to get up close and personal with the park’s namesake. Plus, there are stunning views of nearby Mount Shasta. If you want the views without all the huffing and puffing, hit up the quarter-mile paved trail to the Vista Point.

Camping can be had in one 76 developed campsites in the park. There are fire rings, food lockers, and picnic tables in each site. Flush toilets and showers are available in the campground.

Notable campgrounds

  • Family Campsites: Nestled amid the park's natural beauty, these sites offer a perfect family getaway with all the necessary amenities.
  • Environmental Campsites: For those seeking a more intimate connection with nature, these campsites provide a serene setting.
  • Hike or Bike Campsites: Ideal for the adventurous spirit, these sites cater to visitors arriving on foot or two wheels.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations can be made up to six months in advance to secure your ideal spot.
  • Consider visiting during the off-peak season for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies; sometimes last-minute openings can provide an unexpected opportunity.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred dates are unavailable at Castle Crags.

When to go

The best time to visit Castle Crags State Park is during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and conducive for hiking and camping. Fall offers a display of autumnal colors, while winter can be cool, offering a quiet and cozy retreat. Layered clothing is recommended to adapt to the changing conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check for any posted orders or area closures before your visit to ensure access to all park features.
  • Remember that dogs are allowed only in specific areas, so plan accordingly if you're bringing a furry friend.
  • For a smooth visit, familiarize yourself with the park's safety tips and regulations.
  • Accessible features are available; check the park's website for detailed information.
  • Don't forget to bring water and sun protection, especially during the warmer months.

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